An edit of bespoke hotels in the UAE you’ll want to discover.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island – Abu Dhabi
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Boasting three different experiences on one exclusive island, you can escape from it all at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island. The first of the three concepts is the Desert Islands Resort & Spa where you’ll experience a unique blend of desert, beach and wildlife. The second is the Al Sahel which features just 30 villas spread through the island’s lush savannah. You might even wake up to the sight of a wild gazelle. The final hotel concept on Sir Bani Yas Island by Anantara is the Al Yamm resort which is an all-villa sanctuary paying homage to an Emirati fishing village. Guests will be able to wake up to the incredible sight of the Arabian Gulf and overlook the luscious mangroves simultaneously.
Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah – Ajman
The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah in Aj-man is truly an escape like no other in the UAE. Located just a 40-minute drive from Downtown Dubai, Al Zorah allows its guests to completely get away from city life. It first opened in 2017 as the second UAE- based property for the family-owned Oberoi group. Unlike its Dubai counterpart which is in the heart of the city, Al Zorah is a tranquil getaway and feels like a world of its own. Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the sophisticated contemporary resort encompasses an open-plan concept complete with earthy tones and seamlessly blends in with its natural surroundings. Reflected in the design of Al Zorah is the epitome of Oberoi as a brand – creating a bespoke experience for its guests.
Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa – Abu Dhabi
Rooted deep within the desert landscape of Al Wathba, an intimate retreat with natural beauty is the hallmark of this hotel experience, with guests ready to embark on an individual wellness journey, immersed in privacy. With a secluded plunge pool, guests can take in serene views of the Arabian Desert from their spacious villa as they lie back and absorb the beauty of the property.
Address Beach Resort Fujairah
Having only just opened in 2021, the Address Beach Resort Fujairah has already become an instant hit with tourists and residents alike. Blending into the mountains of Fujairah, the expansive property is the perfect place to get away from it all. With three restaurant concepts, an array of rooms and suites to choose from and a luxury spa, the resort is worth the three-hour drive to Fujairah.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Beyond the UAE’s gleaming metropolises lies this rustic retreat nestled between the dunes of RAK. With Bedouin-inspired villas taking guests back to the country’s roots, each staycation at the property is beyond the norm. To ensure visitors are entertained round the clock, equestrian activities, bird-spotting, biking, archery and camel riding lessons amid the sand make the entire experience an exhilarating one. Brimming with nomadic heritage, this stunning destination ensures tranquillity in every corner, while taking in the breathtaking views of nature. When it comes to fine-dining, the niche farm-to-table Farmhouse concept sets this experience apart.
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